Scientist: Jan G. Bjaalie

Jan G. Bjaalie profileJan G. Bjaalie, MD PhD, is Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, where he leads a team of researchers, data curation scientists and software developers contributing to the building of EBRAINS, the European distributed research infrastructure for brain and brain-inspired research.
He is Infrastructure Director of the EU-funded Human Brain Project, leader of the EBRAINS Data services, Head of the Norwegian Neuroinformatics Node, and former Head of the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo (2009 – 2016).
With a strong background in neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and neuroinformatics, he is focused on making scientific research data more accessible and interpretable. He is also working on developing advanced brain atlasing tools for brain-wide analysis of multimodal data. In his role as founding Executive Director of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (2006 – 2008), he initiated INCF programs on brain atlasing and multi-scale modeling.
Professor Bjaalie has been partner and coordinator of several EU projects and has collaborated extensively with leading laboratories in many countries. He is founding Chief-Editor of Frontiers in Neuroinformatics and Chair of the Strategy Committee of the International Brain Initiative.

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Jan Bjaalie on international brain research: “We are now in a critical phase”

One of its leading experts is Jan Bjaalie, Professor at the University of Oslo. He talks to us about his work bringing local brain initiatives together, the future of brain research, artificial intelligence and the challenges European neuroscience is facing. “Catalysing and advancing neuroscience research through international collaboration and knowledge sharing. Uniting diverse ambitions to ...